Question about backups created when connecting iPhone to iTunes

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by wineandcarbs, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. wineandcarbs macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2008
    When I connect my iPhone to the computer and open iTunes, it creates a backup, right? (It says 'creating backup.')

    I noticed under Apps, since I have "Sync Apps" unchecked, there are some apps I have on my iPhone that are not listed there in iTunes. Is this because I downloaded them after unchecking the 'sync apps' option?

    Also, if I were to have to restore my phone from a backup, would my apps be restored as well, or do you have to re-download apps? (Does the fact that I have 'Sync apps automatically' unchecked make a difference?)
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

    Oct 12, 2006
    Yeah, iTunes isn't getting the apps because it only gets them when you sync and have "Sync Applications" checked.

    But you can easily right click on your iPhone, and press "Transfer Purchases" and it will bring them over to iTunes.
  3. wineandcarbs thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2008
    Thank you :)
  4. frunkis54 macrumors 65816


    Apr 2, 2009

    you would have to check mark all the apps you want to sync on your computer or redownload from itunes

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